TUESDAY, December 11, 1827.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Walthal presented the account of George C. King, sheriff of Perry county; which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. Vining presented the account of Thomas Fitzhue, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.

Mr. McRae of Frank. presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Marion and Franklin counties, praying the passage of a law to appoint overseers on the military road running through said counties which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Rather presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Morgan county praying a passage of a law to establish an election precinct at Mount Pleasant in said county; which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Vining from the committee on schools, colleges, and universities, and school and university lands, to whom was referred the petition of sundry persons residing on the 16th section, township 4, range 9 west, in Lawrence county, praying for the sale of the said section, ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of said petition which was granted.

Mr. Vining from the committee on schools, colleges and universities, and school and university lands to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Shelby county, in township No 17, range one east, remonstrating against the sale of the 16th section in said township, ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of said petition; which was granted.

Mr. Vining from the committee on schools, colleges and universities, and school and university lands to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of Walker county, and 14th township and range No. 7, west, petitioning for the sale of part of said section, ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration of said petition: which was granted.


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Mr. Moore of Mad. presented the petition of Dial Peevy praying such relief as in said petition mentioned: which was read and referred to the committee on propositions and grievances.

Mr. Ellis from the committee on enrolled bills, Reported that they had examined and found correctly enrolled bills of the following titles to wit: An act to change the name of and legitimate a certain person therein named.

An act to divorce Joseph Cadole from Nancy Cadole: An act to divorce William O. Russell form Nancy G. Russell: An act to divorce Peggy Seay from Nicholas Seay: an act to divorce William Travis from Elizabeth Travis: an act to divorce Abraham Danner from Anna Danner: An act to divorce Elizabeth W. Cowell from Samuel Cowell, all of which originated in this House.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lyon.

Mr. Speaker, the Senate recede from their disagreement, to the amendment made by your Honorable body to the bill entitled, An act for the relief of Pleasant Wright, former jailor of Greene county, the adhere to their disagreement to the amendment made by your Honorable body to the bill entitled, an act for the relief of William Ferguson, they recede from their amendment to the resolution from the House of Representatives inviting the Senate to assembly in the Representative Hall on to day at 12 o'clock, for the purpose of electing a State Treasurer, Comptroller, and an Adjutant General By making provision in an amendment thereto for the re election of solicitors of the 4th and 5th judicial circuits: They have passed bills which originated in the House of Representatives entitled, an at to authorize Ansel Sawyer to erect a mill on Coosa river: An act supplementary to an act entitled an at concerning executions and sales by sheriffs and for other purposes, passed December 20th 1820, and an act to compel Solicitors to reside within their respective Circuits and have amended the latter bill by striking out the proviso at the end of the 2d section thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the words, “Provided that twelve month be allowed any Solicitor residing out of the circuit in which he holds his office to remove into the same,” in which amendment they desire your concurrence.

Engrossed bill from the Senate entitled, an act for the relief of William Fergusen was laid on the table.

Ordered that the House concur in the amendment mand by the Senate to the bill entitled, an act to compel Solicitors to reside within their respective circuits, by striking out the proviso at the end of the 2d section thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "Provide that twelve months be allowed any solicitor residing out of the circuit in which he holds his office to remove into the same.

Mr. Kelly presented the petition of Joseph Eastland, paying compensation for legal services, which was read and referred to the committee on accounts.  Mr. Vaughan obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act authorizing the Trustees of the town of Summerville to extend the corporate limits of said town, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on to morrow. Mr. Speaker laid before the House the annual report of the adjutant General, which was read, Ordered that the said report lie on the table.  Mr. Greening obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to define the corporate limits of the town of Sparta in Conecuh county, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time.


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Mr. McVay of Laud. moved to take from the table, a resolution proposing to amend the Constitution, so as to have biennial session of the General Assembly, which was carried, the resolution was then read a second time and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading tomorrow.

Mr. Clark offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the judiciary committee be instructed to enquire into the expediency of authorizing a jury to be drawn summoned and paid of the several county courts, also of providing by law that no suit shall be brought by or against any person or persons in any county court, the Judge whereof is of kin to said part of parties, which was lost.  Mr. Broadnax obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to provide for ascertaining the sense of the citizens of Autauga county with regard to the seat of justice in said county, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Terry, the House took up and resumed the consideration of Mr. Coopwood's amendment to the resolution recommending Andrew Jackson as President of the United States.  Mr. Lewis then moved that the resolution be referred to a select committee, whereupon Messrs. Lewis, Anderson, Kelly, Jack, and Higgins, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Harris moved to take from the table, a joint resolution proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alabama, which was carried.  Mr. Harris then moved that the resolution be referred to a committee of the whole House on Friday next, which was carried.

Mr. Sibley moved to take from the table, a joint resolution in relation to an exchange of sixteenth sections, which was carried.  Mr. Sibley then moved to amend the first member of the resolution by inserting after the word “previously” and before the word “and” to the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, which was adopted, the resolution was then read a second time as amended and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on tomorrow.

Mr. Daniel obtained leave to introduce a bill to be entitled, an act to amend the laws now in force respecting Justices of the peace and constables, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time on tomorrow.

Mr. Kelly offered the following resolution: Resolved, that the committee on the State Bank be instructed to enquire into the expediency of making the State Treasurer ex-officio Cashier of the State Bank, which was lost.

On motion of Mr. Ross; Resolved, that the Senate be informed that this House is now ready to go into the election of a Comptroller of public accounts, a State Treasurer, and an adjutant General, and that the East end of the Hall be assigned for their reception.

The Senate having repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, both Houses then proceeded to the election of a Comptroller of public accounts, Samuel Pickens being in nomination.

For Samuel Pickens 77 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Pickens are, Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Early, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, McCamey, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Skinner, and Sullivan, of the Senate.  Messrs. Speaker, Acklen, Anderson, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Collier, Conner, Cook, Craig, Daniel, Davis, Dennis, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmond-


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son, Forrest, Greening, Harris, Higgins, Jack, Kelly, Lawler, Lewis, Martin, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Mon. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Moore of Mad. Perkins, Price, Rainey, Rather, Ross, Robertson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Sibley, Smith of Clark, Smith of Mad. Stone, Tarver, Terry, Vaughan, Vining, Walker, Walthal, Ward, Weisinger, Wiggins.

Mr. Pickens, having received a majority of all the votes given, was declared duly and constitutionally elected comptroller of public accounts for the ensuing twelve months.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of a State Treasurer, John D. Perry being in nomination.

For John C. Perry 78 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Perry were the same with those who voted for Mr. Pickens, with the addition of Mr. Crabb of the Senate.

John C. Perry having received a majority of all the votes given, was declared duly and constitutionally elected State Treasurer for the ensuing twelve months.

Both Houses then proceeded to the election of an Adjutant General, John B. Hogan, Calvin C. Morgan, and James G. Carroll being in nomination.

For John B. Hogan 29 votes, for Calvin C. Morgan 21 votes, for James G. Carroll 29 votes.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are,

Messrs. Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Early, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan, of the Senate.  Mr. Speaker, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Jack, Lawler, McRae of Mon. Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of Clark, Stone, Terry, Walker, Walthal, Wiggins, 29.

Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are,

Messrs, Ashe, Jackson, Jones, McCay, of the Senate.  Messrs. Anderson, Bradford, Bonnell, Collier, Daniel, Davis, Ellis, Kelly, Lewis, McVay of Law. Massey, Moore of Mad. Price, Rainey, Russell, Vaughan, Ward, 21.

Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are,

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Skinner, of the Senate.  Mr. Acklen, Bell, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Clark, Craig, Durrett, Duke, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Martin, McVay of Laud. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Mad. Tarver, Vining, Weisinger, 29.  No one of the candidates having received a majority of votes, both Houses then proceeded again to the election of an Adjutant General, the same gentlemen being in nomination.

For Mr. Hogan 29 votes, for Mr. Morgan 19 votes, for Mr. Carroll 31.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are,

Mr. Barton, Brown, Casey, Early, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate.  Mr. Speaker, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Jack, Lawler, McRae of Mon. Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of Clark, Stone, Terry, Walker, Walthal, Ward, Wiggins 29.

Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are.

Messrs. Ashe, Crabb, Jones, McCamy, of the Senate.  Mr. Acklen, Anderson, Bradford, Bonnell, Dennis, Ellis, Kelly, Lewis, McVay of

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Laud. Massey, Moore of Mad. Price, Rainey, Russell, Vaughan, 19.

Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are,

Mr. President, Abercrombie, Jackson, Skinner, of the Senate.  Mr. Bell, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Clark, Collier, Craig, Daniel, Durrett, Duke, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Martin, McVay of Law. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Mad. Tarver, Vining, Weisinger, 31 votes. No one of the candidates having received a majority of votes, both Houses proceeded again to the election of an Adjutant General, the same gentlemen being in nomination.

For Mr. Hogan 31, for Mr. Morgan 12, for Mr. Carroll 36.

Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are.

Messrs, Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan of the Senate. Messrs. Speaker, Anderson, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Lawler, Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of Clark, Stone, Terry, Ward, Wiggins, 31. Those who voted for Mr. Morton are,

Messrs. Acklen, Bradford, Bonnell, Davis, Jack, Kelly, Lewis, Massey, McRae of Mon. Moore of Mad. Price, Russell, 12.  Those who voted for Mr. Carroll are

Mr. President, Abercrombie Jackson, McCamy, Skinner, of the Senate, Messrs. Bell, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Clark, Collier, Craig, Daniel, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Martin, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Mad. Tarver, Vaughan, Vining Weisinger, 36 votes.  No one of the candidates having received a majority of votes, both Houses then proceeded again to the election of an Adjutant General.  The same gentlemen being again in nomination.

For Mr. Hogan 32 for Mr. Morgan 3, for Mr. Carroll 44.  Those who voted for Mr. Hogan are,

Mr. Ashe, Barton, Brown, Casey, Crabb, Earle, Evans, Hubbard, Irwin, Jones, Merriwether, Moore, Powell, Sullivan, of the Senate.  Messrs. Speaker, Anderson, Conner, Cook, Dennis, Greening, Jacks. Lawler, Perkins, Ross, Sibley, Smith of Clark, Stone, Terry Walker, Walthal, Ward, Wiggins, 32.  Those who voted for Mr. Morgan are

Messrs Kelly, McRae of Mon. and Moore of Mad.  Those who voted for Mr. Caroll are,

Messrs. President, Abercrombie, Jackson, McCamy, Skinner, of the Senate, Messrs. Acklen, Bell, Bradford, Brown, Broadnax, Bridges, Bonnell, Clark, Collier, Craig, Daniel, Davis, Durrett, Duke, Ellis, Edmondson, Forrest, Harris, Higgins, Lewis, Martin, McVay of Laud. McVay of Law. Massey, McRae of Frank. Moore of Jack. Price, Rainey, Rather, Richardson, Robertson, Russell, Sargent, Sharp, Smith of Mad. Terry, Vaughan, Vining, Weisinger, 44 votes.

Mr. Carroll having received a majority of votes, Mr. Speaker therefore declared him duly and constitutionally elected Adjutant General of the State of Alabama for the next ensuing four years, and then the House adjourned until to morrow morning 9 o'clock.